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Poster: tank_tuba Date: Sep 16, 2007 8:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Black Sabbath, or, I'd Rather Be Dead [non-dead]

Oh yeah!!! Talent and record sales have absolutely zero in common.
Here's a quick list of artist/bands that have sold 50 million albums or more worldwide.
The Beatles
Elvis
Frank Sinatra
Elton John
Led Zeppelin
Madonna
Queen
AC/DC
Aerosmith
The Beach Boys
Bob Dylan
Bruce Springsteen
Chicago
Creedence Clearwater Revival
David Bowie
Dire Straits
The Eagles
Fleetwood Mac
Genesis
Pink Floyd
Prince
The Rolling Stones
Stevie Wonder
U2
The Who
Iron Maiden
Metallica
Santana
Van Halen
Willie Nelson
Black Sabbath
Bob Marley
Jethro Tull
Ozzy Osbourne
Nirvana
Pearl Jam
The Police
Scorpions
Supertramp
And ZZ Top
You are right!!!! What a bunch of talentless fucks!!! I'm almost mad at myself for even liking such a bunch of worthless musicians.
Last time I checked, Black Sabbath was in the same Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the Grateful Dead. Oh right, there's probably a bunch of lame-ass bands in there also.
Get a better argument or shut the fuck up!!!

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Sep 16, 2007 8:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Black Sabbath, or, I'd Rather Be Dead [non-dead]

oh joe, you seem to miss the point of what elbow was saying, not surprising really, ha, ha ... he wasn't saying that artists/bands with mega-sales were not talented, rather, he _was_ saying that just because a band/artist has high volume sales, does not necessarily, and logically, annoint them with talent, that's all ... is that too difficult too figure out?

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Sep 16, 2007 9:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Black Sabbath, or, I'd Rather Be Dead [non-dead]

Yes of course great and talented bands can sell but so does pop garbage, thus record sales do not equate with talent. Here some other talented artists by your criteria:

Britney Spears has sold over 70 million records.
Milli Vanilli sold 30 million singles and 14 million albums
William Hung of American Idol fame sold 30,000 copies of crap in one week.
A talented band, Chicago hit number 1 in 1976 with "If You Leave Me Now." They took over the number one slot from Rick Dees and his classic "Disco Duck"



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Poster: tank_tuba Date: Sep 16, 2007 9:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Black Sabbath, or, I'd Rather Be Dead [non-dead]

Nothing is absolute. Nothing is either completely one way or completely the other.
I just gave you a list of when talent does equate record sales. It has been known to happen.

Example: Prince. Plays popular music loved by many.
He can play over 20 instruments. Pretty fucking talented.
Has sold over 100 million. Pretty fucking popular.

Talent does equal albums sold sometimes.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Sep 16, 2007 9:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Black Sabbath, or, I'd Rather Be Dead [non-dead]

"Talent does equal albums sold sometimes"

yes, and "elbow" wasn't saying it did not ... just to clarify of course; sure, Black Sabbath sold zillions of albums, are loved by many, worshiped at the altar of Rock, yada, yada, i get it; and you are their number one fan, good, i'm glad you found your niche ... but seriously, are you really that easily baited?

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Poster: tank_tuba Date: Sep 16, 2007 10:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Black Sabbath, or, I'd Rather Be Dead [non-dead]

No, I'm just in a contrary mood. And when someone actually puts in writing such a stupid opinion as you did, I just felt like arguing with an idiot. Seems I succeeded in triplicate.

I still wish at least one of you would have come up with something resembling a decent argument.

You can't even defend a '94 show. LAME!!! LAME!!! LAME!!!
You act like you're too good to listen to 10-1-94!!!
What kind of pompous ass are you?

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Sep 16, 2007 10:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Black Sabbath, or, I'd Rather Be Dead [non-dead]

now, say all that without having to revert to grammar school insults, and someone might, just might, take you seriously

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